Responsible TourismSolar panels will be installed across 18 sites on the island, including Universal Studios Singapore and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.

Sentosa soaks up the sun to harness renewable energy

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Sentosa is also looking to harness tidal energy and operating waste-to-energy generators to generate electricity.
Sentosa is also looking to harness tidal energy and operating waste-to-energy generators to generate electricity. Photo Credit: Sentosa Development Corporation

Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) have come together to drive renewable energy under the Sustainable Sentosa strategic roadmap with the installation of rooftop solar panels in 18 locations across the island.

Palawan Kiz City, Beach Station and three Sentosa Line cable car stations are among the several sites SDC selected for the installation of solar panels. These sites were chosen after ensuring that the island’s views will not be obstructed for guests, and that the panels will be able to receive sufficient sunlight.

Meanwhile, RWS will begin the installation of solar panels at 11 designated sites on its premises which include the rooftops of Universal Studios Singapore and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. These 11 new sites, along with an additional site at RWS’s warehouse at Pandan Green Gardens, will quadruple RWS’s existing solar network which is already one of the largest solar energy systems in Singapore’s hospitality sector.

This collective effort between SDC and RWS represents another big step forward in transforming Sentosa into a carbon-neutral destination by 2030.

Both SDC’s and RWS’s solar panels at the 18 new sites will cover 2.5 hectares that can generate over 3.8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy annually when fully installed by 2023. This will result in an overall reduction of 1,643 tCO2 per year which is equivalent to the carbon generated by 60,000 hotel room nights.

SDC is also trialling other forms of renewable energy, like tidal energy and waste-to-energy generators which will be mass deployed if these pilots prove effective. Sentosa aims to power 10% of the island’s electricity usage through onsite renewable energy by 2030.

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